Foreign Policy and Development
A majority of government development programs are part of or connected to their respective foreign ministries. The United States is in the minority. Though the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is not yet fully integrated into, or part of, the Department of State, the Obama administration has augmented a trajectory, well developed over preceding administrations, by which USAID has gone from an independent development agency to ever greater policy and organizational integration with the Department of State. With that integration, the distinction between development policy and foreign policy is harder and harder to discern.
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